A new video card for my son for his birthday.

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  1. digitalwanderer

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    Got the above one, pick it up Saturday. :)
     
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    Wife talked to me about the card today, she wants to get him something to encourage him to get out of the house. I pointed out he CAN'T go out of the house for a while and he wants to get out already and no matter what he'll always be a gamer, we're getting the card.

    Also, here's a picture of our upcoming puppy. One of the female ones.

    https://www.facebook.com/SavicGermanShephards/
     
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    Wife learned of card's cost, just cancelled card.

    F-ing a and fml. :(
     
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    Dude, you know you need to clear the costs with the wife
     
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    That was quite an expensive card indeed.
    Why not a RadeOn RX 5700XT or a GeForce RTX 2060 Super (if you want Ray Tracing) instead ?
    That's 20% less, or put another way the 2070 Super was 25% more expensive than either of those. (MRSP)

    Or a completely different thing, get him a Nintendo Switch is he doesn't already have one, can even play on the go so should work with your wife too ;)
     
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    Or he needs to be better at keeping things secret.

    Though really if it's coming from the household money then it needs to be cleared by everyone who contributes to the stash.. :/
     
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    Look into DLSS 2.0 it seems really impressive (afaik amd have nothing similar)
     
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    Normally I do, but I had approval for $400 and she bought a dog 2 days before without asking my opinion on it or mentioning it to me so I figured the hell with it.

    I'll look later, right now I'm just dooming a bit. <sigh>
     
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    Digi you put the wrong quote in your post
    correct quote :
     
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    Good point, and that's a LOT worse than just the cost.
     
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    For what it's worth, nvidia is supposed to be showing off their new family of GPUs just a day and a half from now.
    We don't really know exactly when these new GPUs are coming, but there's a chance a few of them could be coming in couple of months or less, or that their announcement will drive down the prices for the current 2 year-old Turing GPUs.

    Regardless, your greenlit $400 are just about enough for a 2060 Super on sale.
     
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    It’s a monthly recurring cost in food, time and vet bills.

    As if kids weren’t already expensive enough :p
     
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    And devoting 10-15 years of your life to the care of the animal.
     
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    Yeah but a pet is more easily controlled and will love you unconditionally.

    uh oh.

    :happy2:
     
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    Oooh, a three fan 2060 super for $400! Well, close enough to $400.

    So far that looks like the winner, gonna speak to the wife later after a bit more searching. The nVidia presentation made me think now is a decent time to get one, I don't wanna wait until the fall or later. :)
     
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    If your planning to use vr dont connect your monitor via hdmi
     
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    Thanks. VR uses the hdmi? We have DP for most monitors, only use hdmi when hooking up to TVs and such.

    I hope the cards ok, I hit the wall burning out looking at them and they all started blurring together. Just decided to grab one that looked good.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Obviously there's always something better coming. The 3000 series will probably be the biggest performance jump over the previous gen that we've seen in a long time, much greater than Pascal to Turing. Going from 16/12nm to 7nm is huge.
     
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